Attendees can find the most up-to-date version of the schedule using the Forum's app (desktop or mobile). Please refer to your email for more information on accessing the schedule.

Schedule Grid

This is a tentative schedule and subject to change.

Please note: optional, pre-Forum activities begin on October 18 and require separate registration.

Wednesday, October 19 Thursday, October 20 Friday, October 21
8:30-9:30am PT
Peer Network Events
7:45-9:30am PT
Breakfast Plenary

8:00-10:15am PT
Breakfast Plenary

9:30-10:30am PT
BIPOC Leaders Networking Breakfast

9:30-10:00am PT
Networking Break

10:15-10:45am PT
Networking Break
10:30-11:15am PT
First-time Attendee Orientation

10:00-11:30am PT
Concurrent Sessions

 10:45am-12:15pm PT
11:15-11:30am PT
Networking Break

11:30am-12:00pm PT
Networking Break

12:15-12:30pm PT
Networking Break
11:30am-2:00pm PT
Opening Lunch Plenary

12:00-2:00pm PT
Lunch Plenary

12:30-1:30pm PT
Networking Lunch
2:00-2:30pm PT
Networking Break

2:00-2:30pm PT
Networking Break

2:30-3:45pm PT
Concurrent Sessions

2:30-5:00pm PT
Concurrent Sessions & Off-site Walking Tours
of San Francisco Cultural Districts (advance sign up required)

3:45-4:15pm PT
Networking Break

5:00-7:00pm PT
25th Anniversary Reception
Sponsored by the Rasmuson Foundation

4:15-5:30pm PT
Concurrent Sessions

6:30pm PT
Dinner at Old Skool Cafe (advance sign up required)
Sponsored by Chicago Beyond

5:30-7:00pm PT
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by the Walton Family Foundation



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